Made To Measure is Volume Thirteen of the Taped Rugs "Uncooked" series of CD releases. All pieces on this CD were recorded by Charles Rice Goff III alone and alive in the Taped Rugs studio in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. They are presented in their original forms without the addition of effects nor overdubbed materials.
Made To Measure consists of new and unique interpretations of three of the oldest compositions in the Taped Rugs catalog.
The original version dates from 1980. It incorporated electronic guitar played through Frippertronic-style tape loops, overdubbed with voices and tubular bells. It was released on the first cassette produced by Taped Rugs Productions: Might As Well Beyond Venus.
This version, recorded April 30th, 2008, was created with an acoustic guitar played through a loop duplicator.
2 "Whirring During" and "The Dance"
The original versions of these pieces were created in 1981 at Hyde Street Studios in San Francisco. They were composed of tape loop recordings of various sounds which were split into bits, edited together, then overdubbed with vocals and a wide variety of instruments. Several different people were involved in this original composition process. The pieces were later interpreted by -ING for on-stage performances.
This interpretation, recorded March 21st, 2008, combines ideas from both pieces, executed with electronic guitar, Micromoog synthesizer, a loop duplicator, and a megaphone directed at the guitar pickups.
3 "Improvisation" and "The Aquarium"
"The Aquarium" is the oldest -ING composition. The original recording was improvised through a Frippertronic-style tape loop system by Goff (electronic guitar) and Steve Schaer (ARP synthesizer) in 1980, and an edit from the recording appeared on Might As Well Beyond Venus. Interpretations of "The Aquarium" were regularly included in -ING performances in later years.
This interpretation, recorded February 15th, 2008, was executed with electronic guitar, Micromoog synthesizer, a loop duplicator, and some prerecorded commercial cassette tapes. The piece is preceded by a long improvisation, which actually is the way the original "Aquarium" was created. While several versions of "The Aquarium" appear in the Taped Rugs Uncooked series of CD presentations, this one predates all the others, and was, in fact, the first recreation of the piece in over 20 years.
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